Articles written by students and readers of Digital Photography Courses

The Masks We Are

By |2017-07-14T15:33:30+02:0026 Feb 2015|

My idea for this project actually started out as a simple portrait shoot with some masks that I would source, but it slowly evolved as I planned it out. It became a little more personal as I tried to present little pieces of myself in each idea. This then evolved further when I realized through this process, that I often present myself to people in a manner which corresponds to the situation I am in and that I vary rarely show the real me. From this I decided to twist the mask idea a little, still showing these little bits of me, but in each shot, the mask reveals more than it hides.

Shoot with Intent: Why Kevin Richards Loves and Hates DPC!

By |2017-07-14T15:42:18+02:0010 Dec 2014|

Those 3 little letters W-H-Y just about knocked me for a six and has made me re-evaluate what it actually is that I am doing with my camera. Naturally, this made me depressed as photography suddenly went from being fun to frustrating in no time at all. (Thanks ALOT DPC). When you start thinking about WHY you are taking a picture, it completely over shadows the what, how, who and where in an instant. The other questions, to a degree, all have tangible answers to them but the WHY leaves me floundering and is now forcing me to really think a lot harder about what it is I am trying to accomplish as a photographer and what it is that I what to communicate in my pictures.

Travel Street Photography by Mike Tagg

By |2017-07-17T14:46:55+02:0003 Mar 2014|

Danie Bester asked me to share some of my experiences in my approach and development in travel and street photography. My aim is to assist those who are keen to start and also to persuade photographers how relatively easy it is to progress and achieve the very rewarding results it can yield. Many of the shots taken in the streets can be classed as photojournalism if they tell a newsworthy story.

Bernard Pieterse wins the Environment Category in the Youth Competition of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

By |2016-11-06T01:31:43+02:0021 Mar 2012|

Congratulations to 16 year old Bernard Pieterse who came on tops in the environment category in the youth competition of the Sony World Photography Awards! His image of Deadvlei, Sossusvlei won him the first place in this category! Bernard did a basic photography course with DPC in 2010 and from there on it seems no one can stop him. We are extremely proud. He works really hard and take his photography serious. Bernard's image will be shown as part of the winners book and in the exhibition at Somerset House, London from 27th April - 20th May, 2012. As a winner he also receive two free tickets to the Awards ceremony on Thursday 26th April.

Featured Photographer: Bernard Pieterse

By |2016-10-24T11:08:47+02:0006 Dec 2011|

Bernard Pieterse and his friend Herly Greeff did a photography course with me just about a year back. He was barely 15 years old at the time. Over the past year we got used to amazing images by this talented young photographer. Bernard recently won the Visual School's award for "Upcoming Photographer of the Year". Five of his eight images came on tops in various categories...

10 macro and close-up images by Leon Pelser

By |2019-11-13T09:24:52+02:0024 Jul 2011|

Today, we are featuring ten close-up and macro images of one of our top Photo Critic members, Leon Pelser. Leon excels in this type of photography, but is also quite versatile in other forms of photography. You can check out his Bio on the bottom of the page. In the meantime; here's some eye candy produced by him... Click on the titles if you would like to view each shot, with description on the Photo Critic network...

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